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Tiger Woods Returns to Competitive Golf
Less than 15 months after a near-fatal car accident, Tiger Woods teed it up at the 86th Masters. In 2020, Woods was impressed on an opening day with a 1-under par 71 cut 1-over par in his first competitive event. Woods struggled with his game and had a noticeable limp on the weekend but completed the Masters. Woods admits that he'll never play a full schedule again and will focus on the top events. Whether or not he will tee it up at the PGA Championship or focus on the U.S. Open or British Open later this summer.
Joel Embiid Suffers Orbital Fracture
NBA MVP Finalist Joel Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion in the 76ers' series-clinching win over the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Embiid had already been playing with a torn ligament in his right thumb that will need surgery in the offseason. A favorite to advance through the Eastern Conference, the 76ers chances took a big hit. At the earliest, the 76ers lost the first game in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Heat without Embiid, who could return in Game 3. The 76ers have little chance to advance should Embiid not return.
Trevor Bauer Suspended for Two Seasons
Major League Baseball suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for 324 games due to domestic violence and sexual assault allegations. The decision was made as a third accuser has come forward after an extensive investigation by MLB's Department of Investigations. Bauer is appealing the action taken by MLB and expects to prevail. Bauer was the 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner and has been a significant part of the Dodgers' starting rotation. The Dodgers said they fully cooperate with the investigation and won't comment further until the process is finished.
Reds Have Historically Bad April
The Reds fell to the Rockies on the last day of April by 4-3. While this isn't a particularly remarkable result for early in the season, it concluded a horrific month for the Reds, who finished 3-18. This was the worst record in baseball. The next fewest wins by any team in the league were seven. There are only two teams in April's baseball history with a worse mark than the 2022 Red. Those were the 2003 Tigers, who went 3-21, and the 1988 Baltimore Orioles, 1-22. There is no way to go but up for this version of the Cincinnati Reds to put a positive spin on this.